Steamboat Round the Bend
First screened in May 2015
Director: John Ford. Cast: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, John McGuire, Eugene Pallette, Berton Churchill, Irwin S. Cobb, Stepin Fetchit, Roger Imhof, Francis Ford, Hobart Bosworth, C.E. Anderson, Raymond Hatton, Ferdinand Munier. Screenplay: Dudley Nichols and Lamar Trotti (based on the novel by Ben Lucien Burman). Twitter Capsule:
Spry, ambling Ford. Not rigidly shaped, which appeals. Indulges stereotypes but also burns false idols.
Ford on much looser form than in the same year's Informer, and with much more interesting, almost shambolic politics. Such an interesting take on America, despite the predictable racism.